I knew this was going to be a manic month but it got a little crazy.  First weekend was the photoshoot.

Abbey was scrubbed to within a inch of her life and then I went home to get clean- I don’t understand how I end up so filthy after Abbey has a bath!  Claire, the photographer, was brilliant and I’m over the moon with the results!  Abbey was so well behaved that I plucked up the courage to sit on her bare back. I really wanted to canter but the show sheen made that tricky!



Next up Burghley and a mission to find a hat that suits me!!  It was my first trip to Burghley and I have to say I loved it.  The atmosphere is create, the course was huge and the riders inspiring.  The shopping was great too!  Finally found a hat – the Gatehouse Chelsea Air Flow Pro – unfortunately the 54 is too small and 56 was too big….and the 55, sold out.

Then dressage champs – seeing Charlotte on one of her new rides was a personal highlight.